It is a jam-packed Day 3 at the ATP Geneva Open with six matches in store. A handful of big names will be looking to book their places in the next round. We have all six matches covered in our daily predictions, with three of them in a separate article. Who do you think will advance?
ATP Geneva Open Day 3 Predictions
Facundo Bagnis vs Nikoloz Basilashvili
Head-to-head: Basilashvili 1-0 Bagnis
Despite the ATP Geneva Open being a low-key 250 event, this should be a high-quality match. Both Bagnis and Basilashvili are seasoned clay-court players. The Argentine left-hander maintained his record of winning an ATP Challenger title in each of the last three seasons after bagging the Pereira Challenger in Ecuador last month. Basilashvili, for his part, has struggled for consistency but tends to have a knack for producing some spectacular results out of the blue. This almost feels like his stage to flourish and if he can find that extra zip in his shots, he should overpower the Argentine qualifier.
Prediction: Basilashvili in 3
Kamil Majchrzak vs Marco Cecchinato
Head-to-head: Majchrzak 1-1 Cecchinato
Cecchinato posted his first main draw win of the season after beating Dominic Thiem in straight sets on Monday. The level of tennis he produced was outstanding and it beggared belief that he was 0-11 in tour-level matches prior to this week. His next opponent, Kamil Majchrzak, hasn’t been in the best of form either and only managed to turn the tide in Geneva when he upset eighth seed Alexander Bublik in the first round. The Pole is the superior baseliner as he tends to cover the court extremely well, but the silky hands of Cecchinato may just have a little more bite in this match.
Prediction: Cecchinato in 3
Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Fabio Fognini
Head-to-head: Kokkinakis 1-0 Fognini
Thanasi Kokkinakis was the kind of player who hadn’t fulfilled his vast potential until this year. A series of cruel injuries meant that the Aussie did not live up to his teenage promise. But Kokkinakis has maintained an excellent spell of good health in 2022 and it is no surprise that results have also followed suit. However, he is at crossroads on whether he should be playing in the French Open. His preparations have been far from ideal having played one match on clay before this week. Fognini is the natural favorite here.
Prediction: Fognini in 2
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